Nutrition for Menopause

Nutrition for Menopause

There is a common misconception around menopause that it has to be miserable for many women. The weight gain, hot flashes, headaches, insomnia, lowered sex drive, loss of hair, thinning, drying skin are just a few symptoms that women are told are quite normal during menopause. They are not uncommon by any means; but they also don’t have to be […]

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Chinese Herbs for Insomnia

Chinese Herbs for Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder where people have trouble sleeping. It is characterized as difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep. Insomnia is typically accompanied by symptoms like daytime drowsiness, low energy, irritability, and depression. Insomnia can be short term, lasting for days or weeks, or long term, […]

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PCOS and Nutrition

PCOS and Nutrition

PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, use to be thought of as a sex hormone imbalance; mainly a sign of testosterone dominance. The symptoms were treated with birth control or other hormonal treatments trying to get the ovaries to produce more estrogen and balance progesterone. After realizing these methods were not working, more money was put into research to finally discover that […]

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Acupuncture and Emotional Trauma

Acupuncture and Emotional Trauma

I have often said that acupuncture has changed my life. Changing ones’ life is no small feat; however, recent events have shown me that acupuncture – along with Traditional Chinese teachings – have helped me regain a life that was shaken to the core this past Valentines’ Day. I live in a community directly impacted by the lone gunman who […]

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TCM and Me

TCM and Me

Yesterday I received an email from a person with whom I have been friends since she was 18 years old. Suffice it to say that we are both decades older from when we first met – me having an additional decade over her. Her email saddened me, but it also illuminated a great truth for me. Seeing my success with […]

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TCM and Yoga

TCM and Yoga

Stretching for the Win – by Susan Tretakis – Most of you are familiar with the story of Pavlov’s experiment with the dog. The definitive example of “classical conditioning”, it is why I can no longer allow myself to watch info-commercials on television at 2 and 3 in the morning. Like Pavlov’s dog, I hear the words, “This price is […]

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